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CHAPTER 257 TRADE MARKS RULES ARRANGEMENTOF RULES

PARTI PRELIMINARY

  1. Short title.
  2. Interpretation.

PARTII REGISTRATIONOFTRADE MARKS

Fees

3. Fees and payment.

Forms

  1. Forms required.
  2. Paper requirements.
  3. Page requirements.
  4. Languageofdocuments.
  5. Partnerships.
  6. Complete address.

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  1. Compulsory address for service.
  2. Voluntary address for service.
  3. Form.
  4. No address for service.
  5. Communications.

Re-registration or Restoration

14:01. Re-registrationofMarks,sixmonthsafterExpiryDate.

Agency

15. Powerof agent.

Non -Registrable Marks

16. Dutyto refuse.

Description of Goods and Services

  1. Specified goods or services.
  2. Permitted variations.

Application for Registration

  1. Form for application.
  2. Application requirements.
  3. Foreign words and letters.
  4. Priority limitation.
  5. Name or address change.
  6. Transferofapplication.

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Procedureonreceiving application forregistration

  1. Searchofregister.
  2. Resultofconsideration.
  3. Consequenceof objection.
  4. Conditional acceptance.
  5. Objectionto condition, etc.
  6. Disclaimer.

Collective or Certification Marks

31. Examinationofcollectiveor certification marks.

Opposition toregistration

  1. Required opposition form.
  2. Answerto opposition.

Interruptioninproceedings

34. Non-completionofapplication.

Entry in Register

  1. Registration.
  2. Deathofapplicant.

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  1. Certificateoregistration.
  2. Publicationofmarks.

38:01. Alterationoftrademarkafter registrationpursuanttosection22ofthe Act.

PARTIII RENEWALOFTRADE MARKS

Renewal

  1. Renewal requirement.
  2. Late renewal.
  3. Renewing registration.

PARTIV LICENCE-CONTRACTS

  1. Licence-contracts.
  2. Removing from record.
  3. Transfer.

45. Sub-licence. PARTV CHANGE IN REGISTER, SURRENDER AND TRANSFEROF MARK

Change inregister

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  1. Recording address change.
  2. Recording name change.
  3. Noticeofchange.
  4. Changeofconditions.

Surrender

50. Surrenderofregistered mark.

Transfer of Mark

  1. Ordinary mark transfer.
  2. Collective or certification mark approval.
  3. Recording transferofcollectiveor certificationmark.

PARTVI MISCELLANEOUS

Time limits

  1. Filing time.
  2. Replacementofcorrespondence.
  3. Interruptionsofmail.
  4. Fixing time limits.
  5. Changing time limits.

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Clerical errors

  1. Correcting errors.
  2. Issuing directions.
  3. Registrar’scertificate.
  4. Inquiries madeto Office.

Classification of Goods and Services

  1. Classificationofgoodsand services.
  2. Repealof Statutory InstrumentNo.8of 2001.
  3. Commencement.

SCHEDULEI

SCHEDULEII

SCHEDULE III

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CHAPTER 257

TRADE MARKS RULES 3of2002. Ch. 257.

(Section 71) [5th January, 2002.]

PARTI PRELIMINARY

1. These Rulesmaybecitedasthe Short title.

TRADE MARKS RULES.

2. Inthese Rules, unless the context otherwise requires- Interpretation.

“agent” meansan attorney-at-lawwhoisresidentinBelizeand practicingin Belizeinaccordancewiththe relevantlaw; “applicant”inrelationtoan application submittedtothe Registrar,meansthe

personwho submitsthe applicationoron whose behalfitissubmitted;

“opponent” meansapersonwho opposesan applicationfor registrationor whoopposessomeother applicationmadeundertheAct; “Office” meansthe OfficeofIntellectual Property; “Registrar”meanstheRegistrarofIntellectualPropertyappointedundersection CAP.253.

4of the Patents Act.

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PARTII REGISTRATIONOFTRADE MARKS

Fees

Feesand 3. (1) Thefeestobepaidinrelationtomarksarethoseprescribedin payment.

Schedule1.

ScheduleI.

(2)
PaymentsshallbemadeinBelizeancurrency,buttheequivalent amountinaforeigncurrencythatisconvertibleinBelizemaybeaccepted.
(3)
Whenafeepaidbyapersontothe Registrarforany purpose exceedsthefeefixedbytheseRulesforthat purposebymorethan$10,the personwhopaidthefeeis entitledtobe refundedthe amountof excessless $10.
(4)
Feesthatarepaidbycheque,bankdraftormoneyordershall be forwarded to the Registrar and made payable to him.
(5) Feesmaybepaidbycashatthe Office.
(6)
ApaymentofafeebychequemaybeacceptedbytheRegistrar asbeingapaymentofthefeewhenthechequeisreceivedbyhim;but,ifthe chequeisnotpaidwhen presentedtothebankonwhichitisdrawnandnot madegoodwithinsuchtimeastheRegistrarmayfix,the acceptanceofthefee isrevokedandanythingdone pursuanttothe paymentisvoidand,ifappropriate, shallbeso recordedinthe register.
(7)
Whenafeeispaidtothe Registrarbyany personbymistake, foran applicationthatiswithdrawnbeforeitifgivenan applicationnumber,or foraservicethatcannotbeprovided,thepersonwhopaidthefeeisentitledto arefund of the fee less $25, if he claims the refund within one year of the paymentofthe fee.

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(8) Whenapersonpaysafeein advanceforthe registrationof markorforanyother purpose,heis entitledtoarefundofthatfee,less$15, ifhedecidesnottoproceedwiththe applicationfor registrationofthemarkof otherpurposetothestagewherethefeewouldbe required.

Forms

  1. In submittingadocumentforany purposeoftheActor these Rules, thepersonsubmittingthe documentmustusetheFormsetoutinScheduleII thatisapplicable.
  2. (1) All applications, notice, statements, papers having representationsaffixed,or other documents authorizedor requiredbytheAct ortheseRulestobemade,leftwithorsenttothe Registrarmustbeonstrong, durable white paper and, except in the case of statutory documents and affidavits,mustbewrittenononesideofthepaperonly.
(2)
Eachsheetofpaper(otherthan representations)musthaveits short sidesatthetopand bottomofthe sheet.
(3)
Each sheet of paper must be of the same size and on A-4 paper or such other size as the Registrar may permit.

6. (1) The papersof documents, other than representations, must benumbered consecutively,preferablyatthetopofthe page.

(2) Page margins mustbeapproximately2cm.

(3) Exceptfor representations,pagesmustbetypedorprinted preferablywithoneandahalf spacingor double spacing.

7. (1) Anapplication mustbeinEnglish.

(2) Untilheisprovidedwithatranslation verifiedbyaffidavit,the

Forms required. Schedule II.

Paper requirements.

Page requirements.

Language of documents.

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Registrarmayrefusetotake cognizanceofany documentthatisnotinEnglish.

Partnership. 8. (1) Adocument purporting to be signed by or on behalf of a partnershipmust containthe namesinfullofall partnersandbesigned–

(a)
byall partners;
(b)
byaqualifiedpartnerstatingthathesignsonbehalf of the partnership; or
(c)
byany other person who satisfies the Registrar that heis authorizedtosignthe documenton behalfof the partnership.

(2) Adocument purporting to be signed for or on behalf of an associationofpersonsmustbesignedbyatrusteeofthe association.

Address

Complete 9. Whenany personisbytheActor these Rules requiredto furnishthe address.

Registrarwithan address,the addressgivenmustbeascompleteas possible; andthe Registrarmay requirethe addressto includethe nameofthe streetand thenumberornameofthepremiseshavingthat address.

Compulsory 10. (1) Wherean applicant, opponentor agent,oraregistered owner address for

or licenseeofamarkdoesnotresideorcarryon businessinBelize,heshallbe

service.

requiredbythe Registrartogivean addressfor serviceinBelize.

(2) Anaddressfor servicegiven pursuantto sub-rule(1)maybe treated as the actual address of the applicant, opponent, agent, owner or licensee,asthe case requires,forall purposes connectedwithany matterin question.

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  1. Aregistered owneror licenseeofamark,orany addressfor person abouttobe registeredor recordedasa registered owneror licenseeofa mark,may,ifheso desires,giveonthe appropriateforman addressfor service tobeenteredintheregister,andthat addressmaybeenteredintheregisterby the Registrar.
  2. All applicationsinFormNo.1foran addressfor servicemustbesigned bythe applicant,orbyanagent expressly authorizedforthe purposebythe applicant.
  3. Whenno addressfor serviceisenteredinthe registerforaregistered owneror licenseeofamark,theRegistrarmaytreatthetradeor business addressofthe registered owneror licenseeas recordedinthe registerasthe addressfor serviceofthat owneror licenseeforall purposes connectedwith the registrationofthe mark.
  4. Awritten communicationtoapersonorparty communicationmentioned intheActortheseRulesand addressedtoan addressgivenbyhimtothe Registraror treatedbythe Registrarasthatperson’sorparty’saddressfor serviceshallbedeemedtobeproperly addressedtothatpersonorparty.

Re-registration or Restoration

14:01. Wherearegisteredtrademarkhascompleteditstenthanniversaryof registrationandatleastsixmonths thereafterno applicationhasbeenmadeto renewit,theRegistrarshallallowsuchtrademarktobere-registeredonthe Register,andthe provisionsoftheActand these Rules relatingtothe registration oftrademarks,includingthepaymentofthe relevantfees,shallapplytosuch re-registration, which shallforall purposesbedeemedtobearegistration.

Agency

15. (1) Exceptas otherwise requiredbythese Rules

(a) any application, requestor noticethatis required or permittedbytheactortheseRulestobemade

Voluntary address for service.

Form.

No address for service.

Communications.

Re-registrationof marks six months after expiry date. 62of2002.

Power of agent.

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or given to the Registrar; and

(b) all other communications

(i)
betweenan applicantoraperson making sucharequestorgivingsuchanoticeand the Registrar or any other person; or
(ii)
betweenaregistered owneroralicenseeof a mark and the Registrar or any other person,

maybemade,signedorgiven throughan agent.

(2) Anypersonreferredtoinsub-rule(1)otherthantheRegistrar may,bysigningandsendingtothe Registraran authorityinFormNo.2,appoint anagenttoactforthatpersoninany proceedingsormatterbeforeoraffecting the Registrar undertheActor these Rules.

(3) Where an agent has been appointed pursuant to these Rules

(a)
serviceupontheagentofany document relatingto the proceedings or matter for which the agent has been appointed is service upon the person who appointed him;
(b)
all communications that relate to any proceedings or matter referred to in paragraph (a) that are directed to be made to any applicant, person making a request or giving a notice, or to any registered owner or licensee, may be addressed to his agent; and
(c)
all attendances upon the Registrar relating to any proceedingsor matter referredtoin paragraph(a)

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maybemadebyor throughthe agent.

(4) The Registrarmay,inaparticular case, requirethe personal signatureor presenceofan applicant, opponent, registered owneror licensee or other person notwithstanding that an agent has been appointed for the applicant, opponent, registered owner,licensee or other person.

Non-Registrable Marks

16. (1) Subject to sub-rule (3), the Registrar shall refuse to accept anyapplicationforthe registrationofamarkuponwhichanyofthefollowing

appear
(a) the words “standard”, “patent”, “patented”, “registered”, “industrial design” or “copyright”;
(b) the Royal Arms, Royal Crest or Royal Standard;
(c) the arms or crest or any member of the Royal Family;
(d) any word or symbol likely to lead to the belief that the goods or services in the application have received or are produced, sold or performed under royal, vice-regal or governmental patronage or authority;
(e) the arms, crest or flag adopted and used at any time byBelize;
(f) the words “Red Cross” or “Geneva Cross” or representation of the Geneva Cross in red on a white ground or the Swiss Federal Cross in white or silver on a red ground as protected by the

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Geneva Conventionof 1949;

(g)
the heraldic emblemoftheRed Crescentona white ground as protected by the Geneva Conventionof 1949;
(h)
theRedLionandSunusedbyIranand protected bythe Geneva Conventionof1949;
(i)
the name representationofany person;
(j)
any marks referred to in sections 36, 62, or 63 of the Act and not included within paragraphs

(a) to (i) of this rule.

(2)
TheRegistrarshallgivenoticeintheGazetteofallmarksthe registrationofwhichisprohibited pursuantto paragraph (j)ofsub-rule(1)of this rule.
(3)
Exceptamark referredtoinparagraph (a)ofsubrule(1)of thisrule,theRegistrarmayregisteramark otherwiseprohibitedfor registration underthisrule,if consenttothe registrationisgivenbyoron behalfofHer Majestyorsuchother person,society,authorityororganizationasisprotected against unauthorized registrationbytheActorthisrule.

Description of Goods or Services

Specifiedgoods 17. Wherethenameordescriptionofanygoodsorservicesappearson or services.

amark,the Registrarmayrefusetoregisterthemarkinrespectofanygoods or services other than the goods or services so named or described.

Permitted 18. Wherethe nameor descriptionofamarkforgoodsor services variations.

appearsonamarkandthenameofthegoodsor serviceswillvarywhenthe markisused,the Registrarmay,ifthe applicationfor registrationofthemark

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statesthatthe nameor descriptionofgoodsor serviceswillvarywhenthe markissuedupongoodsor servicesotherthanthegoodsor servicesappearing in the mark, permit the registration of the mark for the goods or services appearing on the mark and the other goods and services.

Application for Registration

  1. Anapplicationforthe registrationofamarkinrespectofanygoods or servicesmustbemadetothe RegistrarinFormNo.3.
  2. (1) An application for registration of a mark must contain a representationofthemarkinthespaceprovidedintheformforthat purpose.
(2)
The representationofthemarkrequiredbysection12(2)(d) oftheActmaybeinblackandwhiteandcolourcodedifnecessarybutitmust besuitable for reproduction.
(3)
Whenthesizeofarepresentationofamark exceedsthespace providedforitinthe applicationform,the representationmustbemountedon such strong paper or other material as the Registrar considers suitable, and partofthe representation mustbeaffixedtothe applicationinthe space provided forthe representationandthe restofthe representation folded.
(4)
If for any reason the Registrar is dissatisfied with the representationofamarkinan application,the Registrarmay,before proceeding withthe application,requirethatanother representationbesubstitutedthatis satisfactorytohim.

21. (1) Whenamarkappliedforcontainslettersorwordsincharacters otherthanRoman,then,unlesstheRegistrar otherwisedirects,asufficient transliterationor translationofthelettersorwordssatisfactorytotheRegistrar mustbeendorsedonthe applicationform;andthe endorsementmust indicate the languagetowhichthewordsor lettersbelongandbesignedbythe applicant or his agent.

Form for application.

Application requirements.

Foreign words and letters.

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Priority limitation.

Name or address change.

Transfer of application.

(2) Whenamarkappliedforcontainsawordinalanguageother thanEnglish,atranslationoftheword satisfactorytotheRegistrarmustbe endorsedontheapplicationform;andtheendorsementmustindicatethelanguage towhichthewordbelongsandbesignedbythe applicantorhisagent.

22. (1) Anapplicantforthe registrationofamarkwhoisunder section 56oftheAct availing himselfofthe priorityofan earlier applicationinacountry thatisamemberofthe Paris Convention must submithis applicationtothe Registrarwithin6monthsofthemakingoftheearlier application.

(2) Thecopyoftheearlierapplicationmustbesubmittedwithin90 daysfromthedateofthe applicationtotheRegistrarandmustbeinEnglish;if thecopyofthe earlier applicationisnotinEnglish,itmustbeaccompaniedwith atranslation satisfactorytothe Registrarandduly endorsedbythe applicantor his agent.

23. (1) Achangeof nameor changeof addressofan applicantora changeofhisaddressforservicemustbenotifiedtotheRegistrarbyasubmission fromthe applicantinFormNo.4,togetherwiththe prescribedfee,butinthe caseofachangeofnameevidence satisfactorytotheRegistrarmust accompany the submission.

(2) TheRegistrarshallrecognizethechangeofaddress,orchange ofaddressfor service,ofan applicant;andwhenthe Registrarissatisfiedbythe evidence submittedtohim,heshallrecognizethechangeofnameofanapplicant.

24. Atransferofapplicationforthe registrationofamarkmayberecognized bythe Registraronthe submissiontohimofan applicationinFormNo.5bythe transfereeofthe application, togetherwiththe prescribedfeeand evidence satisfactorytothe Registrarthatthemarkhasbeen transferredtothe transferee ofthe application;andiftheRegistrarissatisfiedthattheapplicationfor registration ofthemarkhasbeen transferredtothe transferee,heshalltreatthe transferee as the applicant thereafter.

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Procedureonreceiving application forregistration

25. (1) Onreceiptofan applicationforthe registrationofamark,the Searchof Registrar shall havea search madeof the registered marks and pending register. applicationsofrecordinthe officetoascertain whether thereisrecorded therein, inrespectofthe samegoodsor servicesor descriptionofgoodsor services, anymark identicalwiththemarkappliedfororsonearlyresemblingitthatit would likely mislead the public.

(2) At any time before the acceptance of an application, the Registrar may renew a search made under sub-rule (1) in respect of the application,butthe Registrarisnotboundtodoso.

26. (1) After a search of his records pursuant to rule 25 and a Result of considerationofthe application,the Registrarmay acceptthe application consideration. absolutely,objecttothe registrationofthe applicationorrequiretheapplicant tofurnishevidenceofuseorofdistinctivenessorofanyothermatter.

(2) If, afteran examiningofany evidence furnished pursuantto sub-rule(1),the Registrarisnot satisfiedthatthemarkoughttoberegistered, hemayeitherobjecttothe registrationoftheapplicationorexpressawillingness toacceptthe applicationsubjecttosuch conditions, amendments, disclaimers, modifications,or limitationsofthe applicationasthe Registrarmay impose.

27. (1) Whenthe Registrar objectstothe registrationofanapplication, Consequence of the Registrar shall in writing inform the applicant of his objection to the objection. registration.

(2) When, after the Registrar objects to the registration of an application,the applicantdoesnot,within60daysofhisreceiptofthe objection, deliverorsendtothe Registrarawrittenreplytothe objections,the applicant shallbedeemedtohave withdrawnhis application.

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Conditional 28. (1) When the Registrar is willing to accept an application for acceptance.

registrationifitissubjectedtoanycondition, amendment, disclaimer,modification or limitation,theRegistrarmayinwriting communicatethis circumstancetothe applicant;andifthe applicantdoesnotobjecttothe condition, amendment, disclaimer,modificationor limitation,heshall,within30daysafterreceiptofthe communication, so inform the Registrar and alter his application accordingly.

(2) If an applicant described in sub-rule (1) falls to notify the Registrarasrequiredbythat sub-ruleanddoesnotobjectunderrule29within the time provided therefore, he shall be deemed to have withdrawn his application.

62of2002. (3) Whereany applicationforthe registrationofatrademarkis amendedinanyformor manner,thereshallbepaidapublicationfeeofone hundred dollarsforthe publicationofthe amendmentinoneissueofthe Gazette.

Objection to 29. (1) When an applicant objects to a condition, amendment, condition, etc..

disclaimer,modificationor limitationimposedbytheRegistrarpursuanttorule 28,theapplicantshall,within60daysfromthereceiptofthe communicationto himofthe condition, amendment, disclaimer,modificationor limitation,notify the Registrarinwritingofhis objectionandthe reasons therefore.

(2) After considerationanotification under sub-rule(1)byan applicant,the Registrarshallmakeadeterminationinthe matter;andifthe applicantdoesnotappealthe determinationundersection70oftheActwithin 14daysafterthe determinationismadeknowntohim,the applicantshallbe deemedtohave withdrawnhis application.

Disclaimer. 30. Atanytimebeforeamarkforwhich registrationhasbeenappliedis recordedinthe register,the Registrarmay requirethe applicantto insertinhis applicationadisclaimerofany matterthatisnot independentlycapableofbeing registeredsothatifthemarkisregisteredthepublicwill understandthe extent ofthe applicant’srights after registration.

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Collective or Certification Marks

31. (1) Whenan applicationismadeforthe registrationofacollectiveor Examinationof collective or

certificationmark,the Registrarshall,inadditiontotheother examinationsofthe

certification

applicationthatisrequiredtobemadebytheActandthese regulations,examine

marks.

the applicationand accompanying regulationstoensurethattheycomplywiththe First and Second Schedules to the Act.

(2) The regulations accompanyingthe applicationmustbeexamined to ensure that

(a)
the common characteristicsor common qualityofthe goods or services to which the collective or certificationmarkistobeappliedissetoutinsufficient detail to identify the common characteristics or quality;
(b)
the regulations contain the conditions and restrictions under which the collective or certification mark can be used;
(c)
the regulations statethatthe ownerofthe collective or certification mark can receive samplesof any goods,or inspectthe deliveryofanyofthe services, associated with the collective mark, or inspect, during normal businesshours,theplaceof manufactureof the goods or the place where the services are performed, to ensure that the common characteristics or commonqualityisbeing maintained;and
(d)
the regulations contain some meansbywhich the ownerof the collective or certification mark can prevent its use if anyone uses it in contravention of the conditions governing its use.

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Opposition toregistration

Required 32. (1) Whenapersonwho opposesan applicationforthe registration opposition form.

ofamarkwishesto exercisehisrightundersection16oftheActtoopposethe application,hemayso informthe Registrarbysubmittinganoticeofopposition inFormNo.6,togetherwiththe prescribedfee.

(2) If one of the reasons for the opponent’s objection to the registrationofthemarkisthatitresemblesamarkalreadyontheregister,the numberand registrationdateofthatmarkmustbespecifiedinthenoticeof opposition.

Answer to 33. The applicant’sanswertoanoticeofopposition under rule32mustbe

opposition.

submittedinFormNo.7,together withthe prescribedfee,andthe answer must indicate the grounds on which the applicant relies and any facts alleged inthenoticeofoppositionthatthe applicant admits.

Interruption to proceedings

Non-34. (1) When it appears to the Registrar that an applicant is not completionof

proceedingwithhis applicationatthe normalplaceofsuch proceedings,the

application.

Registrarmaygive noticetothe applicantin FormNo.8to continue more expeditiously with the application.

(2)
Wherean applicant referredtoin sub-rule(1)has appointed anagent,the Registrarshallsendthenoticetotheagent.
(3)
If,aftertheexpirationof30daysfromthedatewhenanotice under sub-rule(1)hasbeensentinrespectofanapplicationorafterthe expiration of such other period as the Registrar may allow, the applicant fails to communicate with the Registrar concerning the application, the applicant shall bedeemedtohave withdrawnhis application.

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Entry in Register

  1. Whenan applicantforthe registrationofamark becomes entitled undersection18oftheActtohavethemark registered,theRegistrarshall,on receiptofthe prescribedfeeandacompletedFormNo.9,recordthemarkin the register.
    1. Whenanapplicantfortheregistrationofamarkdiesbeforehebecomes entitledundersection18oftheActtohavethemark registered,theRegistrar may,onbeing satisfied
      1. of the death of the applicant; and
      2. ofthe ownershipofthemarkbyanother person, enter in the register,in place of the name of the deceased applicant, the name, address and trade or business descriptionofthe person owningthe mark.
  2. Followingthe registrationofamark,the Registrarshallissuetothe applicantacertificateinFormNo.10andaffixtothe certificateacopyofthe mark.
  3. The Registrar shall publishat least once every3yearsanoticeofall marks that have been recorded in the register since the last publication of marks.

38:01.(1) Forthe purposesof section22oftheAct,the Registrarmay allowan alterationtoaregisteredtrademarkwherethe alteration

(a)
relates only to the proprietor’sname or address; and
(b)
isonlyan alterationofthat nameor address;and

Registration.

Death of applicant.

Certificateof registration.

Publicationof marks.

Alteration of trade mark after registration pursuant to section 22 of the Act. 62of2002.

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Renewal requirements.

(c) doesnot substantiallyaffecttheidentityofthemark.

(2)
No amendment shallbe allowedtoa registered trademark wheretheeffectofthe amendmentis
(a)
to increase or limit the goods or services in each classinrespectofwhichthetrademarkisregistered; or
(b)
to substantially affectthe identityofthe mark.
(3)
Whereany alterationismadeunder subrule(1),thereshallbe paid a publication fee of one hundred dollars (BZ$ 100.00) to cover the publicationofthe amendmentinoneissueofthe Gazette.

(4) ThisRuleiswithout prejudicetoRule46orRule47.

PARTIII RENEWALOFTRADE MARKS

Renewal

39. (1) Atanytimenotbeing morethan12months beforethe expiration ofthe registrationofamark,the registered ownerofthemarkoraduly recorded licenseeofthemarkmayfilean applicationinFormNo.11,togetherwiththe prescribedfee,for renewalofthe registrationofthe mark.

(2) An application mentioned in sub-rule (1) must contain the following statement

(a) that the mark has been used

(i) bythe registered owner in respect of all of thegoodsor servicesinthe registration;or

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(ii) byanamed licenseein respectofallofthe goodsor servicesthatareinthe registration andfor whichthe licenseeis entered;

(b) that the mark has been used

(i)
bythe registered ownerin respectof some ofthegoodsor servicesinthe registration, specifying the goods or services so used; or
(ii)
byanamed licenseein respectof someof the goods or services that are in the registrationandfor whichthe licenseeis entered, specifying the goods or services so used,

andstatingthe reasonsthat,beingbeyondthecontroloftheownerorlicensee, asthe case requires, would excusethe non-usein respectofthe remaining goodsor servicesinthe registration;or

(c) thatthemarkhasnotbeenusedbythe registered owneroranamed licenseein respectofanyof thegoodsor servicesinthe registration,andstating the reasons that, being beyond the control of the owner or licensee, as the case requires, would excuse the non-use of those goods or services.

(3) Whenan applicationfor renewalismadebya registered licensee,hemustcompleteFormNo.11asifhewerethe registered owner, maketherequired statements,as appropriate,inrespectofhisuseofthemark andin respectoftheuseofthemarkbyaregistered sub-licensee.

40. Ifan applicationfor renewalofthe registrationofamarkissubmitted Late renewal. totheRegistrarwithin6monthsfromthedateofexpirationofthe registration,

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theregisteredownerorregistered licenseeofthemarkmustcompleteForm No.11andFormNo.12andsubmitthembothtothe Registrar,togetherwith the prescribed fee.

Renewing 41. (1) Inconsideringanapplicationtorenewthe registrationofamark, registration.

theRegistrarshalltakethefollowingactioninthe circumstancesdescribed, namely:

(a)
renew the registration of the mark without amendment if the registered owner or registered licensee has stated that the mark has been used on all of the goods or services in the registration or hasbeenusedon someofthegoodsor servicesin the registration and the reasons given for the non-use in respect of the remaining goods or services are sufficient to explain the non-use;
(b)
renewthe registrationinrespectofthosegoodsor servicesinthe registrationfor whichthe registered owner or registered licensee has stated that the mark is in use or for which reasons were given to excuse the non-use, and remove from the registration the remaining goods or services in respectof whichthe registered owneror registered licensee has stated that the mark is not in use and the reasons given for the non-use are not sufficient to excuse the non-use; or
(c)
refuse to renew the registration if the registered owner or registered licensee has stated that the mark has not been used in respect of any of the goodsor servicesinthe registrationandno reasons are given for the non-use or the reasons given for the non-usearenot sufficientto excusethe non-use.

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(2)
Aftertakingsuchactionasis indicatedbysub-rule(1)the Registrar shall make the appropriate entries in the register and advise the applicantinwritingofthe action taken.
(3)
Uponthe renewalofatrademark,the Registrar shall issueto the registered proprietorofthe trademarkorany other person showing title thereto,aCertificateor RenewalinForm12A,setoutinthe Scheduleof theseRules,orasnearasmaybetothatFormasthe circumstancesofeach case may allow.

PARTIV LICENCE -CONTRACTS

42. (1) Alicence-contract may be recorded in the register on the submissionofan applicationinFormNo.13,togetherwiththeprescribedfee andacopyofthe licence-contract.

(2)
Upon receiptofthe application,thefeeandacopyofthe licence-contract,theRegistrarshallexaminethe licence-contracttodetermine whetheritcomplieswiththe requirementsoftheAct;andifitdoesthe Registrar shall recordinthe registerthe particularsofthe licence-contractassetoutin the application,and advisethe applicantinwritingofthe action taken.
(3)
If,afterhis examinationofanapplicationpursuanttosub-rule (2), the Registrar determines that the licence contract does not comply with the requirements of the Act, the Registrar shall refuse to record the licence-contractintheregisterandadvisetheapplicantinwritingofhis refusal to record it.

43.Apersonwhowishestocancelalicence-contractmustapplyfor cancellation in Form No. 14, pay the prescribed fee and submit with his application when necessary,evidence satisfactory to the Registrar that the licence-contract has terminated; and the Registrar shall thereupon cancel the recordinthe registerand advisethe applicantinwritingofthe cancellation.

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Forms 12A. Schedule.

Licence-

contracts

Removing from record.

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Transfer.

Sub-licence.

Recording address change.

  1. Whenalicence-contractthat authorizesthe licenseeto transferthe contract has been transferred, the transfer may be recorded in the register upon the submission of an application in Form No. 15, together with the prescribedfeeand evidence satisfactorytothe Registrarthatthe licence contract hasbeen transferred;andifthe Registraris satisfiedofthe transferheshall recorditinthe register.
  2. (1) When, pursuanttoalicence-contractthat authorizesthe licensee tograntasub-licence,the licenseegrantssuchasub-licence,the sub-licence mayberecordedintheregisteruponthe submissionofan applicationinForm No.16,togetherwiththeprescribedfeeandacopyofthe sub-licence-contract.
(2)
Uponreceiptofan applicationin accordancewith sub-rule (1),theRegistrarshallexaminethe sub-licence-contracttoensurethatitcomplies withthe requirementsoftheAct.
(3)
IftheRegistrarissatisfiedthatthe sub-licencecomplieswith theAct,theRegistrarshallrecordintheregistertheparticularsofthe sub-licence assetoutinthe applicationandadvisetheapplicantinwritingoftheaction taken.
(4)
Ifasub-licencedoesnotcomplywiththe requirementsofthe Act,the Registrar shall refuseto recorditinthe registerand shall advisethe applicantinwritingofhis refusalandthe reasons therefor.

PARTV CHANGEIN REGISTER, SURRENDERAND TRANSFEROF MARK

Change inregister

46. Whenaregistered owneror licenseeofamark wishesto recorda changeof addressorotherchangenotbeingachange referredtoinRule47, he shall submit an application therefor in Form No. 17 together with the

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prescribed fee.

  1. Whenaregistered owneror licenseeofamark wishesto recorda changeof nameinthe register,he shall submitan applicationto changehis nameinFormNo.17togetherwiththe prescribedfeeand evidence satisfactory tothe Registrarofthechangeofname.
  2. UponcompliancewiththerequirementsofRule46or47,asthecase requires,the Registrar shall recordthe changeinthe registerand advisethe applicantinwritingofthe action taken.
  3. (1) Whenaregistered ownerofacollectiveor certificationmark wishes to change the conditions governing the use of the collective or certificationmarkheshallsubmitan applicationinFormNo.18togetherwith theprescribedfeeandacopyoftheregulationsinwhichthechanged conditions are set out.

(2) The Registrar shall examine the regulations and the changed conditions mentionedinsub-rule(1)andifheissatisfiedthattheycomplywith theActand these regulationshe shall causeanoticeofthe applicationtobe publishedinthe Gazette.

(3) The notice mentionedinsub-rule(1)must –

(a)
specify the registration number of the collective or certification mark;
(b)
indicate the Goods and services in respect of whichthemarkis registered;
(c)
set out the change in the conditions, governing the use of the mark; and
(d)
set out the name and address of the registered

Recording name change.

Noticeof change.

Change of conditions.

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Surrenderof registered mark.

Ordinary mark transfer.

owner,and, if necessary,his address for service.

(4) TheRegistrarshall,uponrecordingachangeinthe conditions governingtheuseofacollectiveor certificationmark,notifythe registered owner ofthe mark.

Surrender

50. (1) When a registered owner of a registered mark wishes to surrender registrationofamark pursuantto section45oftheAct,hemust submittothe Registraran applicationto surrenderinFormNo.19, together with the prescribed fee.

(2)
TheRegistraronreceiptofasurrenderinaccordancewiththis ruleshallrecordthe surrenderintheregisterforalloranypartofthegoodsor servicesinthe registrationassetoutinthe applicationto surrenderandshall advisethe applicantinwritingofthe action taken:
Providedthatwhenalicence-contractis recordedinthe registerfora mark,asurrendermadein respectofthemarkmaynotbe recordedinthe registerunlessthe surrender containsastatementthatitwasmadewiththe consentofthe licensee underthe licence-contract.
(3)
Theprovisotosub-rule(2)doesnotapplyifthe licence-contract relatingtothemark referredtointhatprovisoexpresslywaivestherightofthe licensee underthe licence-contracttopreventthe recordingofasurrender without his consent.

Transfer of Mark

51. Atransfer of a trade mark may be recorded in the register on the submissionbythe transfereeofan applicationinFormNo.20, togetherwith the prescribedfeeand evidence satisfactorytothe Registrarofthe transferof themark,and thereuponthe Registrarshall advisethe applicantinwritingofthe action taken.

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52. (1) Forthe purposeofobtainingthe approvalofthe Registrarto the transferofacollectiveor certificationmarkunder section31oftheAct, the transferoror transfereeofthe collectiveor certificationmarkmustsubmit tothe Registraran applicationinFormNo.21, togetherwiththe prescribed feeand evidence satisfactorytothe Registrarthatthe transfer complieswith the requirementsoftheAct.

(2) If the Registrar approves the transfer of a collective or certificationmark,heshallnotifythe applicantinFormNo.22.

53. (1) For the purpose of recording transfer of a collective or certificationmark,the transfereemustsubmittotheRegistraranapplicationin FormNo.23,togetherwiththe prescribedfee,the Registrar’sapprovalofthe transfer and evidence satisfactory to the Registrar that the collective or certificationmarkhasbeen transferredtothe applicant.

(2) Ifthe Registrarissatisfiedthatthe collectiveof certification mark has been transferred to the applicant, the Registrar shall record the transfereetothe registered ownerofthe registrationinaccordancewiththe information containedinthe application,andadvisetheapplicantinwritingof the action taken.

PARTVI MISCELLANEOUS

Time limits

  1. AnycorrespondencewiththeOfficethatisdueonanydayonwhich the Officeis closedfor business shallbe acceptedas properly filedifitis receivedonthenextdaythattheOfficeisopenfor business.
  2. Ifheis satisfiedthatmailtoorfromtheOfficewassentbutnever received, the Registrar may accept or send out replacing correspondence; andthe effectivedateofthe replacing correspondenceisthedatethatthe

Collective or certification mark approval.

Recording transfer of collective or certification mark.

Filing time.

Replacementof correspondence.

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Interruptions

ofmail.

Fixing time

limits.

Changing time limits.

Correcting errors.

Issuing directions.

Registrar’s certificate.

Registrar determines should apply.

  1. Where,byevidencesatisfactorytotheRegistrar,apersonprovesthat hewasunabletodoanythingwithinthetimeprescribed thereforbytheActor these Rules becauseofan interruptionin Belizeor elsewhere,the Registrar may,beforeorafterthe expirationofthetimefordoingthatthing,extendthe timetomake allowancesfortheperiodofthe interruptioninmail service.
  2. The Registrarmay,in respectofan applicationorany other matter arisinginthe administrationoftheAct,fixaperiodoftimeforthedoingofany thingforwhichnotimelimitisotherwisefixedbytheActorthese Rules;and an applicationshallbedeemed abandonedif,inrespectofthat application,the thingisnotdone withinthetimeso fixed.
  3. When,byan affidavit setting forththe relevant facts,the Registraris satisfiedthatanytimefixedbytheseRulesforthedoingofanything shouldbe extendedinaparticular case,the Registrarmay,either beforeor afterthe expirationofthetime,extenditforsuchperiodashethinks suitableinthe circumstances.

Clerical errors

  1. The Registrarmay,bythe issuanceofhis certificate, correct,inrespect ofaregisteredmark,anyerrorintheregisterthatisofaclericalnatureandthat wouldnotinhisopinionmakeanychangeintherightsofthe registered owner or registered licenseeofthe mark.
  2. WherenoprovisionismadeintheActortheseRulesinrespectofany matterarisinginthe administrationoftheAct,the Registrarmaygivesuch directionsinrespect thereofasheconsiders necessaryinthe circumstances.
  3. (1) The Registrarmaygiveacertificate regardinganyentry,matter orthingthatheis authorizedorrequiredbytheActortheseRulestomakeor do.

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(2)
Apersonwhocanshowan interestintheentry,matterorthing forwhichherequiresacertificatemay,byanapplicationinFormNo.24, requestsuchacertificatefromtheRegistrar,andtheapplicantneednotdisclose his interest unless requiredtodosobythe Registrar.
(3)
Inacertificate issuedunderthisrulethe Registrarneednot includeacopyofanymarkunlessasuitablecopyofthatmark accompaniesthe application for the certificate.

62. TheRegistrarmayacknowledgeinquiriesmadetotheOffice,butthe Inquiriesmade to Office.

Registrar need not furnish any applicant or other person with information that wouldrequireasearchofthepublic recordsoftheOffice,ortoprovideadvice on matters concerningthe interpretationoftheActor Rules,or concerning other questionsoflaw.

Classification of Goods and Services

63. (1) Forthe purposesoftrademark, certificationmarkand collective Classificationof

mark applicationsmadeundertheAct,goodsand servicesare classifiedin goods and services.

accordance with Schedule III.

Schedule III.

(2)
Forthe purposesofclassifyinggoodsand servicesinaccordance with ScheduleIII, reference shallbehadtothe International Classificationof Schedule III. Goodsand Servicesforthe purposesofthe registrationof marks underthe NiceAgreementof15June1957(8thEdition)includingthe explanatorynotes andlistsofgoodsand servicespublished therein.
(3)
Inthe eventofthe aforesaid8th Editionofthe International ClassificationofGoodsand Services,being amendedbytheWorld Intellectual Property Organisation at any future stage, the Registrar shall publish such amendmentsintheJournalofIntellectualPropertyandshall,totheextentthat amendments necessitate an amendment of Schedule III to these Rules, so Schedule III. amend Schedule III and publish such amendment.

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(4) If any doubt arises as to the class in which any particular descriptionofgoodsorservicesbelongs,themattershallbe determinedbythe Registrar.

RepealofS.I. 64. TheTradeMarksRules,2001,(No.8of2001)are repealed. No.8of2001.

Commencement.65. TheseRulesshallcomeintoforcethe1stdayofJanuary,2002.

MADE bythe Minister responsibleforTradeMarksthis27thdayof December,2001.

(GODFREY SMITH)

Attorney General and Ministerresponsible forTrade Marks

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SCHEDULEI [Rule3]

FEES

$¢ On application for address for service ......................... 25.00 On applicationto registeramark .................................75.00per

International Classification For publicationofnoticeofapplication (accordingto advertisement rates) For registrationofamark ............................................ 75.00 Onapplicationto recordachangeofconditions

governinguseofcollectiveor certificationmark ...........50.00 For examiningormaking extractsorcopiesof recordsinthe Register.................................................. 5.00perpage

or partofapage Foracopyofany document ...................................... 10.00 Foracertifiedcopyofany document ........................ 25.00 For recognizingthe transferofan Applicationfor registrationofamark ....................... 25.00 Onsubmittinganoticeofoppositiontoan

applicationfor registrationofamark ....................... 50.00 Onsubmittingan answertoanoticeofopposition ... 25.00

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For renewalofregistrationofamark beforetheexpiryofregistrationunder section21(3)oftheAct ............................................ 50.00

For renewalofregistrationofamark after expiry of registration under section21(3)oftheAct ............ 100.00 For recordingalicence-contract ................................ 50.00 For cancellationofalicence-contract ........................ 50.00 For recordingthe transferofalicence-contract ......... 50.00

For recordingasub-licence ..................................... 50.00 For recordingachangeintheregisterunderRule46 or 47 ...................................................................... 50.00

Onapplicationforchangeto applicationfor registrationofamark .............................................. 50.00

For surrenderof registration ................................... 75.00 For transferring applicationor registrationofatrade mark (excludingacollectiveor certificationmark) ... 50.00

Onapplicationfor approvalofthe transferofa

collective or certification mark ................................ 50.00 For recordingthe transferofacollectiveor Certification mark .................................................. 50.00

Forasearchofthe register .................................... 5.00

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For each additional class processedinrespectofarenewal ..... 25.00 62of2002. Forareclassificationofan applicationbythe Registrar ............ 80.00 Foran alternationofacertificateof registration ....................... 50.00 Forareplacementofacertificate/Provisionofacopy ............ 50.00 For participatinginoppositionor observation proceedings ..... 350.00.

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SCHEDULEII [Rule4]

TRADE MARKS ACT (CAP. 257) [Rule 12]

FORM No.1

APPLICATION FORANADDRESS FOR SERVICE

I/We1 ........................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... the registered owner(s)/licensee(s)ofthe2.................................................... Mark(s) registered under No.(s) ……… hereby apply for an entry ofthe followingasmy/our addressfor serviceinBelize3. .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................

Dated this ..............................dayof .................................,20 ......

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The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Name or registered owner(s) or registered licensee(s).
  2. InsertTrade, Collective or Certification as appropriate.
  3. State address.
  4. Signature.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 15 (2)]

FORM No.2

FORMOFAUTHORISATIONOFAGENTINAMATTER OR PROCEEDING UNDERTHEACT

I/We1......................................................................................................... Have appointed2..........................................of ........................................ to act as my/our agent for3........................... No. ............................... and requestthatall notices, requisitionsand communications relating theretobe sent to the agent at the above address.

I/Weherebyrevokeallprevious authorisations,ifany,inrespectofthesame matter or proceeding.

I/Wehereby declare thatIam/Weare4........................................................

Datedthis .................................. dayof .............................,20 .....

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................................................................................................................. Address6...................................................................................................

I/Wealso authorize the said2.......................................................................... torequesttheentryofan addressfor serviceaspartofany registration obtained under the above authorisation.

Datedthis ................................ dayof .............................,20 .....

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................................................................................................................. Address6...................................................................................................

Tothe Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

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  1. Thefullnameofallthepartnersinafirmmustbeinserted,andthekind and country of incorporation of bodies corporate stated.
  2. Here insert name and address of agent.
  3. Here state the particular matter or proceeding for which the agent is appointed giving the reference number,if known.
  4. Here state nationality.
  5. Tobesignedbytheperson appointingtheagent.
  6. Here insert the full trade or business address of the person appointing the agent. (Tobe struck out if the person appointing the Agent desires his own address to be treated as the address for service after registration).

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 19]

FORM No.3

APPLICATIONFOR REGISTRATIONOFAMARK

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Applicationisherebymadefor registrationoftheabovemarkinrespect of3..............................inthe nameof4....................................................... whose tradeor business addressis5............................................................ tradingas6......................................................................who claim(s)tobe the proprietor(s) thereof.

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Dated the ....................... day of ......................................., 20 .....

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............................................................................................................... 9The applicant claims priority under section56oftheActonthe basisofan application filedon 10under number11in12by13andthe applicant undertakesto furnishthe Registrarwithacertifiedcopyofthis application withinninetydays fromthedateofthis application.

Tothe Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. One representation to be fixed within this Space.
  2. Four representations should accompany the application.
  3. Here specify the goods or services and give indication of classification under Nice Agreement.

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  1. Here insert legibly the full name, description, nationality and residence of the applicant in whose trade of business address the individual, firm or body corporate is making the application. The names of all partners inafirmmustbegiveninfull.Ifthe applicantisabody corporate,the kind and country of incorporation should he stated.
  2. Here insert the full trade or business address or the applicant.
  3. Here insert the trading style (if any).
  4. For additional matter if required; otherwise to be left blank, e.g. disclaimer.
  5. Signature.
  6. Aclaim to priority under section 56 of the Act should be made in this paragraph, (if applicable).
  7. Dateoffilingin another countryofthe Paris Convention.
  8. Numberof convention application.
  9. Nameof countryof filing convention application.
  10. Nameof applicantin convention country.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 23 (1)]

FORM No.4

APPLICATION FOR CHANGETOAPPLICATION FOR REGISTRATIONOFAMARK

I/We................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................. the ownerofthe2..................................................................Mark claimed inapplication No.................................................................. hereby apply to havethe followingchangemadetothis application: 3... ................. ..................................................................................................................

Datedthis ................................ dayof ............................,20 .......

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The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Nameofpresent applicant.
  2. InsertTrade, Collectiveor Certification,ifappropriate.
  3. Statechangeinapplicant’sname,addressorhisaddressforservicein Belize.
  4. Signature.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 24]

FORM No.5

APPLICATIONTORECOGNISE TRANSFEROF APPLICATIONFOR REGISTRATIONOFTRADEMARK

I/We1........................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................ hereby applytobe recognizedasthe ownerofthe mark claimedin application No. ............................ byvirtueof2.............................................................

Acopyofwhichisenclosed.

3Theaddressforserviceinrespectofthismarkisas follows: .................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................

Datedthis ........................... dayof ..................................,20 ........

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The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Full nameand descriptionofapplicantor transferee.
  2. Full particularofdocumentsbywhich mark transferred.
  3. Thisparagraphshouldbecompletedbyprovidingtheaddressforservice inBelize,ifthe addressin1isoutside Belize.
  4. Signature.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 32 (1)]

FORM No.6

NOTICEOFOPPOSITIONTOAPPLICATION FOR REGISTRATIONOFAMARK

(Tobe submitted in duplicate)

INTHEMATTEROFan oppositionby ....................................................... .................................................... to application No. ................................. of..............................................................................................................

I/We1.................................................................................. hereby givenoticeofmy/our oppositiontothe registrationoftheMark advertised underthe above numberinthe Gazette of the .............................................. day of .........................................................................................., 20 ....... Thegroundsofoppositionareas follows: ................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................

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.................................................................................................... Addressfor serviceinBelizeinthese proceedings: ................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................

Datedthe .......................... dayof ..................................,20 .........

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Tothe Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

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  1. Herestatefullnameandaddressofthepersonwhoopposesthe application.
  2. Ifregistrationisopposedonthegroundthatthemark resemblesmarks alreadyonthe Register,the numbersand registration datesofthose marks aretobeset out.
  3. Signature.

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FORM No.7

FORMOFANSWERTOOPPOSITION

(Tobe submitted in duplicate)

INTHEMATTEROFan oppositionby ...................................................... ToapplicationNo. .......................

I/We ............................................................................................... the applicant(s)for registrationoftheaboveMark,herebygivenoticethatthe followingarethegroundsonwhichI/werelyas supportingmy/our application: .................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................. ..................................................................................................................

I/Weadmitthefollowing allegationsintheNoticeofOpposition: .................................................................................................................. ..................................................................................................................

Addressfor serviceinBelizeinthese proceedings: .................................................................................................................. ..................................................................................................................

Dated this .............................. day of ............................., 20 .......

Signature .............................

Tothe Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

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FORM No.8

NOTICEOFNON-COMPLETIONOFREGISTRATION

INTHEMATTEROF applicationNo. ..............................forthe registrationof ..............................

The Registrar advisesthatthe registrationoftheMarkin respectof which your application numbered as above on the ........................................ dayof ....................................,20...........,hasnotbeen completedbyreason ofyour defaultinthefollowingregard:

Unlesstheabovedefaultisremediedwithin ..............daysfromthis datethe applicationwillbetreatedas abandoned.

Datedthis .............................. dayof ..............................,20 .......

To .......................................... ......................................... .........................................

The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

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TRADE MARKS ACT (CAP. 257) [Rule 35] FORM No.9 FEEFOR REGISTRATIONOFMARK

The prescribedfeeforthe registrationofMarkNo. ............................. ishereby transmitted.

Datedthis .............................dayof .................................,20 .......

Signature .......................................

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rules 37]

FORM No. 10

CERTIFICATEOFREGISTRATION

TheMarkshowabovehasbeenregisteredinthenameof............... ................................................................................... under No. ......... as ofthedate .............................................................. of20 ..........in respect of ............................................................................................................... sealedatmydirection,this ....................dayof ............................,20 .......

The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

Registrationisfor10yearsfromthedatefirstabove mentioned,and maythenbe renewedatthe expirationofeachperiodof10years thereafter.

The certificate is not for use in legal proceedings or for obtaining registration abroad.

NOTE: Uponanychangeof ownershipofthisMark,orchangeinaddress application should ATONCEbe made to the Registrar to register the change.

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TRADE MARKS ACT (CAP. 257) [Rules 39 (1)&(3)&40]

FORM No.11

RENEWALOFREGISTRATIONOFMARK

1.1.......................................................of .................................................... hereby submit the prescribed fee for renewal of registration of the Mark No . ...............................

2.2 (1) TheMarkcoveredbythis registrationhasbeenusedinBelize by the registered proprietororaregistered licenseeduring thelastyearinrespectofallofthegoodsor services covered bythe registration.

(2)3 TheMarkcoveredbythe registrationhasbeenusedinBelize bythe registered proprietororaregistered licenseeduringthe lastyearinrespectofthefollowinggoodsor servicescovered bythe registration.

(3)3 The Mark coveredby this registration has not been usedin Belizebythe registered proprietororaregistered licenseeduring the last year in respect of the following goods or services coveredbythe registrationforthe following reasons.

3.4 TheMark coveredbythis registrationhasnotbeenusedin Belizeby the registered proprietororalicenseeunderalicence-contractduringthelast yearin respectofanyofthegoodsor services coveredbythe registrationfor the following, reasons:

Dated this ............................. day of ................................., 20 .....

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The StatementonthebackofthisFormmustbefilledinandsigned.

Tothe Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

(To appear on the back of Form No.11)

The Registrarisrequestedtosend noticeofrenewalofthe registration tothe Registered Proprietoratthe following address: ...................................................................................................................

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Datedthis ...........................dayof ...................................,20 ......

  1. Insert name, description and status.
  2. This paragraphtobecompletedbyinserting appropriate statementsif Mark used on all goods or services.
  3. This paragraphtobecompletedbyinserting appropriate statementsif Markonlyusedon someofthegoodsor services.
  4. This paragraphtobecompletedbyinserting appropriate statementsif Mark not used on any goods or services.
  5. Signatureofperson making statements.
  6. Signature.

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TRADE MARKS ACT (CAP. 257) [Rule 40]

FORM No. 12

FEE FOR RENEWAL

Renewal of1 Mark under section 21 of the Act (Toaccompany Form No.11)

I/Wehereby transmitthe additionalfeeof .................................................. (along,withFormNo.11)forthe renewalofthe

1 Mark No . ........................................

Datedthis ............................... dayof .................................,20 ......

2

.........................................................................................

3

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Tothe Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

N.B. ThisFormmustbesignedbytheperson(s)signingFormwhich accompanies it.

  1. InsertTrade, Collective or Certification as appropriate.
  2. Signature.
  3. Address.

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FORM No. 12A

CERTIFICATEORRENEWAL

THE MARK shown above have been renewed in the name of ................................................, underNo. .................asofthe ........dayof .................,in respectof ............................................................................. towhichithasbeenused. Themarkshall remainvalidforaperiodoften years until the ...........................................day of ..........................., upon whichitcanbe renewedforafurtherperiodoftenyears.

SEALED atmydirection,this .........................dayof ...............

Deputy Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

NOTES:

1. States goods to which the trade mark has been used.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 42 (1)]

FORM No. 13

APPLICATIONTORECORDALICENCE-CONTRACT

I/We1.......................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... beingthe registered owner(s)of theTrade Mark(s) registered under No.(s) .......................................................... hereby apply to record the following particularsofalicence-contract,acopyofwhichisattached hereto:

2

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3

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4

.....................................................................................................

5

....................................................................................................

Datedthis .............................. dayof ................................,20 .......

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Tothe Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Nameofregistered owner.
  2. Nameand addressofthe licenseeandifhe resides outside Belize,an address for service within Belize.
  3. Listgoodsor sevicestowhich Licence-Contract extendsandforwhich Markisregistered.
  4. TermofLicence-Contract.
  5. Whether Licence Contract exclusive or non-exclusive.
  6. Signature.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 43]

FORM No. 14

APPLICATIONTOCANCEL RECORDIN REGISTER OFALICENCE-CONTRACT

I/We1.......................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................... herebyapplyfor cancellationortherecordingtheregisteroftheparticulars of2............................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................... Evidenceishereto attachedthatthe Licence-Contracthas terminated.

Datedthis ........................ dayof ....................................,20 ........

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Tothe Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Nameofregistered owneror licensee underaLicence-Contract.
  2. Nameoflicensee under Licence-Contractthe recordonthe register ofwhichistobecancelled.
  3. Signature.

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TRADE MARKS ACT (CAP. 257) [Rule 44]

FORM No. 15

APPLICATIONTORECORD TRANSFEROFLICENCE -CONTRACT

I/We1.......................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................... aregisteredlicenseeinrespectoftheTradeMarkregisteredunderNo. ....... ..............................................hereby apply to transfer the Licence-Contract to2............................................................................................................... byvirtueofthe authority vestedinme pursuantto3....................................... and to have such person entered in the record in the registration in my/our stead.

Datedthis ............................ dayof ..................................,20 ........

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Tothe Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Nameoflicensee recordedinthe register.
  2. Nameand addressofpersontowhom Licence-Contract transferred andifheresides outside Belize,an addressfor service within Belize.
  3. Here identify authority.
  4. Signature.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 45 (1)]

FORM No. 16

APPLICATIONTORECORDA SUB-LICENCE-CONTRACT

I/We1........................................................................................................ .................................................................................................................. beinga registered licensee(s) of theTrade Mark registered under No.(s) .............................................. hereby apply to record the following particularsofasub-licence-contract,acopyofwhichisattached hereto:

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byvirtueofthe authority vestedinme

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................................................................................................... Datedthis .......................dayof .......................................,20 ......

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The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

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  1. Nameofregistered licensee.
  2. Nameandfulladdressofsub-licenseeand,ifheresidesoutsideBelize, an address for service within Belize.
  3. Listgoodsorservicestowhich sub-licenceextends,coveredbythe main licence.
  4. Termofsub-licence.
  5. Whether sub-licence exclusive or non-exclusive.
  6. Signature.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rules 46&47]

FORM No. 17

APPLICATIONTORECORD CHANGEIN REGISTER

I/We1.......................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................. the registered owner(s)/licensee(s)ofthe2..................................... Mark(s) registered under No.(s) ..................... herebyapplyto recordthe following changeinthe registerinrespectofsuch registration(s)3................................ ................................................................................................................... Datedthis ......................... dayof ................................,20 ..........

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The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Nameofregistered owneror registered licensee.
  2. InsertTrade, Collective or Certification as appropriate.
  3. Statechangein owner’sname, addressorhis addressfor servicein Belize.
  4. Signature.

Note:Inchangeofname evidenceofthechange shouldbe attached hereto.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 49]

FORM No. 18

APPLICATIONTOCHANGE THE REGULATIONS GOVERNINGTHE USEOFA COLLECTIVEOFCERTIFICATION MARK

I/We1............................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................... registered owner(s) of the Collective/Certification Mark registered under No. .......................... herebyapplytorecordthefollowingintheregisterin respectoftheregulationsgoverningtheuseofthis Collective/CertificationMark.

2

.......................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................

Datedthis ......................... dayof ....................................,20 ........

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The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Nameofregistered ownerofCollective/Certification Mark.
  2. State new conditions governing useofCollective/Certification Mark.
  3. Signature.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 50 (1)]

FORM No. 19

SURRENDER

I/We1....................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................. the register owner(s)oftheTrade Mark(s) registered underNo.(s) .............. hereby surrender such registration(s)in respectof 2...................................... ..................................................................................................................

3ALicence-Contact is recorded in the register in respect of this registrationandthe licenseenamed therein consentstothis surrender.

Dated this .........................dayof ...................................,20 ........

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The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Nameofregistered owner.
  2. Insert(as appropriate) “allof thegoods or services for whichthe Markisregistered”Ifthe surrenderappliestothecompleteregistration or“thefollowinggoodsor services(naminggoodsor servicescovered bythe registrationandtowhichthe surrenderapplies)”,ifthe surrender isinrespectofonlypartofsuchgoodsand services.
  3. This paragraph shouldbeincludedifaLicence-Contractisrecorded intheregisterfortheMarkandthe licensee consentstothe surrender andthe Licence-Contractdoesnot containawaiverofsuch consent.
  4. Signature.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 51]

FORM No. 20

APPLICATIONTORECORD TRANSFEROFTRADE MARK

I/We1......................................................................................................... of2............................................................................................................... herebyapplytohavemy/our .................................................... recordedin theregisterasthe registered owneroftheabovemarkbyvirtueof

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..................................................................................................... ..................................................................................................................... acopyofwhichisenclosed.

4The addressfor servicein respectofthisMarkisas follows: .................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................

Datedthis ................................dayof .................................,20 ....

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The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Nameoftransferee.
  2. Full tradeor business addressof transferee.
  3. Full particularsofdocumentsbywhich Mark transferred.
  4. This paragraph shouldbecompletedbyprovidingthe addressofthe serviceinBelize,itthe tradeor business addressofthe transfereeis outside Belize.
  5. Signature.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 52 (1)]

FORM No. 21

APPLICATIONFORAPPROVALOFTRANSFEROF REGISTERED COLLECTIVEORCERTIFICATIONMARK

I/We1.......................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................ hereby make applicationforthe approvalofthe transferofthe Collective/Certification Mark registered under No. .......................... to2 ....................................... ..................................................................................................................

I/We3................................................................................ hereby undertaketoexercise effective controloftheuseofthe Collective/Certification Markinaccordancewiththeregulationsgoverningitsuse.

Datedthis .........................dayof.......................................,20 .........

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Transferee

Datedthis ......................dayof ......................................,20 .........

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Transferor

The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Here insert nameand addressofproposed transferor.
  2. Here insert nameofproposed transferee.
  3. Nameof proposed transferee.
  4. Signatureofbeliefofproposed transferee.
  5. Signatureofstatus.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 52 (2)]

FORM No. 22

APPROVALOFTRANSFEROFREGISTERED COLLECTIVEORCERTIFICATION MARK

Ihereby approvethe transferofthe Collective/Certification Mark(s) registered under No.(s)................................................................................ from1.......................................................................................................... to2............................................................................................................... Onthe undertakingby3................................................................................. .............................. that he will exercise effective control of the use of the Collective/CertificationMarkinaccordancewiththe regulations governingits use.

Datedthis .......................... dayof .................................,20 ...........

The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Nameofregistered ownerofCollectiveor Certification Mark.
  2. Nameand addressof proposed transferee.
  3. Nameof proposed transferee.

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TRADE MARKS ACT (CAP. 257) [Rule 53 (1)]

FORM No. 23

APPLICATIONTORECORD TRANSFEROFREGISTERED COLLECTIVEORCERTIFICATION MARK

I/We1......................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................. herebyapplytobe recordedastheregistered owner(s)oftheCollective/ Certification Mark(s) registered under No.(s)2............................................ ....................................a copyof whichis enclosed andby virtueof the Registrar’sapprovalof this transfer,dated ................................................... acopyofwhichisenclosed.

3Theaddressfor serviceinrespectofthis(these)Mark(s)isas follows:

Datedthis .............................dayof .................................,20 ......

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The Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

  1. Full nameand tradeor business addressoftransferee.
  2. Full particularsofdocumentsbywhich Mark transferred.
  3. This paragraph shouldbe completedto provide addressfor service inBelize,ifthe addressin1isoutside Belize.
  4. Signature.

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TRADE MARKSACT(CAP.257) [Rule 61(2)]

FORM No. 24

REQUESTFORCERTIFICATEOFREGISTRARIN RELATIONTOAN ENTRY,MATTERORTHING

INTHEMATTEROF1TheTrade MarksAct,(CAP.257),I/We .................................................................................................................. of .............................................................................................................. herebyrequesttheRegistrartofurnishme/uswithhis certificatethat2........... .................................................................................................................. .................................................................................................................

Datedthis .......................dayof .......................................,20 .....

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ToThe Registrar Intellectual Property Office BELIZE.

Note:

  1. Thesewordsmaybealteredtosuitthe circumstances.
  2. HeresetouttheparticularsthattheRegistrarisrequestedtocertify.
  3. Signature.
  4. Address.

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SCHEDULE III

LISTOFCLASSESOFGOODSANDSERVICES NICE CLASSIFICATION: 8TH EDITION

PARTI

GOODS

Class1

Chemicalsusedin industry,scienceand photography,aswellasin agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire-extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substancesfor preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives usedinindustry.

Class2

Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deteriorationofwood; colourants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals infoil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.

Class3

Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery,essentials oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.

Class4

Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting.

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Class5

Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparation for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.

Class6

Common metalsand their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildingsofmetal; materials ofmetal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wiresofcommon metal; ironmongery, smallitemsofmetal hardware;pipesand tubesof metal; safes; goodsof common metal not includedin other classes; ores.

Class7

Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs.

Class8

Hand tools and implements (hand operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.

Class9

Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), life-savingand teaching apparatusand instruments; apparatus and instrumentsfor conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmissionor reproductionofsoundorimages;magneticdata carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin-operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing

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equipment and computers; fire extinguishing apparatus.

Class 10

Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.

Class11

Apparatusforlighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.

Class 12

Vehicles; apparatusfor locomotionbyland,airorwater.

Class 13

Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.

Class 14

Precious metalsandtheiralloysandgoodsinprecious metalsor coated therewith,not includedinotherclasses;jewellery,preciousstones; horological and chronometric instruments.

Class 15

Musical instruments.

Class 16

Paper,cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included inother classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery;

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adhesivesfor stationeryor household purposes; artists’ materials;paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materialsfor packaging(not includedin other classes); printers’ type; printing blocks.

Class 17

Rubber,gutta-percha, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materialsandnot includedotherclasses;plasticsinextrudedformforusein manufacture;packing,stoppingandinsulating materials; flexiblepipes,notof metal.

Class 18

Leatherand imitationsof leather,andgoodsmadeofthese materials andnot includedinotherclasses;animalskins,hides;trunksandtravelingbags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery.

Class 19

Building materials (non -metallic); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, notofmetal.

Class 20

Furniture,mirrors,pictureframes;goods(notincludedinother classes) ofwood, cork, reed, cane, wicker,horn, bone, ivory,whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.

Class 21

Householdorkitchenutensilsand containers(notofpreciousmetalor

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coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steelwool; unworked or semi-workedglass(exceptglassusedinbuilding); glassware, porcelainand earthenwarenot includedinother classes.

Class 22

Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not includedinotherclasses);paddingandstuffing materials(exceptofrubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.

Class 23

Yarns and threads, for textile use.

Class 24

Textilesand textilegoods,not includedinother classes; bed and table covers.

Class 25

Clothing, footwear,headgear.

Class 26

Lace and embroidery,ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.

Class 27

Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).

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Class 28

Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.

Class 29

Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.

Class 30

Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, mustard; vinegar,sauces (condiments); spices; ice.

Class 31

Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains not included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals; malt.

Class 32

Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoloholic drinks;fruit drinks and fruit juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.

Class 33

Alcoholic beverages (except beers).

Class 34

Tobacco; smokers’ articles; matches.

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PARTII SERVICES Class 35

Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.

Class 36

Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.

Class 37

Building construction; repair; installation services.

Class 38

Telecommunications.

Class 39

Transport;packagingandstorageofgoods;travel arrangement.

Class 40

Treatmentofmaterials.

Class 41

Education; providingoftraining; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities.

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Class 42

Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrialanalysisandresearchservices;designanddevelopmentof computer hardware and software; legal services.

Class 43

Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.

Class 44

Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture, horticulture and forestry services.

Class 45

Personaland social services renderedbyothersto meetthe needsof individuals; security servicesforthe protectionofpropertyand individuals.

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